AFP Client in FreeBSD

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Jun 10 19:10:22 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 02:52:06PM -0400, Greg Larkin wrote:
> Chris Maness wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Greg Larkin<glarkin at> wrote:
> >> Hash: SHA1
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> >> Chris Maness wrote:
> >>> Is there an AFP client for FreeBSD?  I have a mac with a gargantuan
> >>> hard drive, and I would like to back up my FreeBSD server to it, and
> >>> back up my mac to my FreeBSD server.  I have seen where FreeBSD can be
> >>> an AFP server, but there is little information on the client.  Any
> >>> suggestions?

If you want to transfer dumps, netcat (nc) is the fastest way to go. I
guess it doesn't come with OS X, since it is available from macports or

I was able to saturate the 10 Mbit connection between a laptop and a
desktop when transferring a dump file. :-)

Of course you can also pipe the dump output directly to netcat, but in
that case the speed of the dump is the bottleneck.

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